There are plenty of creative ways to personalise your wedding day – and a “pudding garden” is just one this Glasgow couple designed.
Laura Devine and Adrian Laird were married at their Glasgow meets London wedding on April 23, 2016 with a relaxed ceremony at the Islington Town Hall in London, followed by a reception with 60 guests at Islington Metal Works. “Our day was personal to us down to the last detail and had tributes to our Scottish heritage as well as lots of London details as a homage to where we now call home,” explains the bride.
A highlight of the day was the pair’s “pudding garden”. “We weren’t keen on spending a fortune on wedding cake, so we asked all of our local friends to bring a homemade cake with them instead of a present, and this was our wedding cake,” smiles Laura. “It was a massive dessert buffet and it went down a treat with our guests.”
Guests were rewarded for their efforts with quirky favours. “Our place names were little flags stuck in Tunnocks Tea Cakes, and we also had mini bottle of Irn Bru on the tables as a homage to our heritage,” says Laura. “These had little tags around them designed by me, that said a charity donation had been made in the guest’s name to our chosen charities.”
Photos courtesy of Cotton Candy Photography.
Laura secured her stunning gown for half price at a sample sale!
Getting creative with your props can add to your photo collections – take this bus ticket for example.
Scottish influences dominated the couple’s special day, with kilts, Scottish music and themed favours.
The men were dressed by Scottish style experts McCalls Highland wear.
Bomboniere: Devine Bride, Irn Bru, Tunnocks Tea Cakes, Prezola / Brides Accessories: Astley Clarke / Brides Gown: Catherine Deane / Brides Shoes: Dune / Bridesmaid Shoes: Dune / Bridesmaids Accessories: Monica Vinader / Bridesmaids Dresses: John Lewis / Celebrant: The Islington Town Hall / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Ceremony Venue: The Islington Town Hall / Entertainment: The Funk City Party band, Discowed DJ / Flowers: Dansk Flowers Islington / Gift Registry: Prezola / Grooms Attire: Geoffrey Kilts / Grooms Shoes: Russell and Bromley / Groomsmen Attire: McCalls Highland wear / Groomsmen Shoes: McCalls Highland wear / Hair: Tamara Tott Wedding Day MUA / Honeymoon: DIY / Invitations: Devine Bride / Lolly Buffet: Pudding Garden / Makeup: Tamara Tott Wedding Day MUA / Photographer: Cotton Candy Photography / Reception Venue: The Islington Metal Works / Rings: Astley Clarke, Heming Hatton Garden / Transport: Ensign Bus Hire / Venue Decor: Devine Bride / Wedding Night Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton / Wedding Planner: Devine Bride